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by Mark Zalewski
January 16, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild’s powerful sprint captures stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour; Caleb Ewan sprints to People’s Choice Classic victory at the Tour Down Under; Amanda Spratt carves out formidable lead in first stage of 2017 Santos Women’s Tour; Vos wins another World Cup, de Boer solidifies overall; Van Aert wins Italian World Cup round, overall; French government turns down request to make mechanical doping illegal; Toon Aerts likely out for season with shoulder injury from crash, riders question race course safety; American coach calls on Cycling Ireland to send team to world cyclocross championships; Owain Doull skips People’s Choice Classic with stomach bug; Di Rocco reelected president of Italian Cycling Federation; Money raised for 105-year-old world record breaker; Video: Meet Tiffany Cromwell; Video: Season prep with Wanty Groupe-Gobert.
Renato Di Rocco won his fourth election to retain the presidency of the Italian Cycling Federation, despite a challenge from Norma Gimondi, daughter of former Italian cycling great Felice Gimondi.
Norma Gimondi (left) with Renato Di Rocca. Source: Italian Cycling Federation
“The meeting confirmed my confidence, obviously all the work done has been remarkable,” Di Rocco said.
“All sectors are growing, what made the difference was for sure the 50 medals in 2016. The project that we have put in is paying off; we must continue to invest. From tomorrow it’s back to work, at the cyclocross World Cup in Fiuggi. Even in cyclocross we have grown a lot, and the numbers prove us right.”
A lawyer by profession, Nomra Gimondi has been a member of the UCI’s disciplinary commission and arbitral board since 2013, and is also part of the FCI’s disciplinary body. She said previously she was encouraged to run by many members of the federation looking for a change.
“There’s defeat — I gave everything I could, the cycling people have chosen, chapeau Di Rocco,” she told Gazetta dello Sport. “Tomorrow I will ride my bike. There is a chance of a candidacy in four years; I already mentioned that to my team. ”
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